Wise Old Thumper
Also as people become more educated about the likelihood of different health issues with certain animals, it should only help with such a calculation. Whilst it would be better if they boycotted those breeds,.
I think this has become a factor with all species thanks to social media. The promotion of the latest ‘must have’ designer Pet,be they dog, cat, Rabbit or whatever. It seems that as soon as a so called ‘celebrity’ posts all over Insta’ about their *insert specific Pet* everyone has to have one too. Little thought being given to what it might cost to adequately care for a Pet bred to look a specific way, regardless of the potential detrimental effects on the Pet’s health.
I think the best way forward is to try to find a Vet we trust and are therefore able to have a frank and open dialogue with, with regards to fees. Neither party taking offence and both sides showing mutual understanding and respect.
I am forever grateful to have a Vet whose clinical judgement I trust and whom I trust would never charge me an unreasonable fee. Sadly though, some of the latter is now not within her control as she no longer owns the Practice.
I do think that if more people realised what the true cost of human medical care involved they would not be so shocked at Vet fees. That said, there is a case to be made for the corporate business model putting profit at the top of their list. The argument being that profit goes back into purchasing more advanced diagnostic tools and employing more highly qualified Vets. I am not entirely convinced about that though. I doubt the shareholders do too badly from the large profit margins.